From traditional doctors’ offices to emergency rooms and urgent care rooms, it can be confusing to know where you should take your child in a time of need. We hope this post helps clear that up. Here are the main reasons why you should take your child to a Pediatric Urgent Care.
It is no surprise that emergency rooms can rack up a large bill. Urgent care is much more cost-effective for the same level of care. You will pay less and receive pediatric-specific attention at an urgent care. Familiarize yourself with the difference between everyday illnesses and life-threatening conditions to ensure your child receives the best level of care at the best price here.
No Appointment Needed
Unlike a traditional doctor’s office, you can walk right into urgent care. There is no need to make an appointment for your child.
Urgent Care has longer hours than a traditional doctor’s office which is great on nights and weekends when you have an emergency or want your child to be treated quickly. At Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado, we are open evenings, weekends & holidays!
Short Wait Times
You will likely face long wait times in the Emergency Room due to more pressing emergencies needing to treated before your child. At Urgent Care, you can save time and pre-register from the comfort of your home. This will let us know you are coming, so we can get your child treated faster. Learn more about this here.
Most urgent cares can quickly check everything from strep to urinary tract infections to broken bones and get you quick results and an action plan. Test results at a traditional doctor can take days, so it is very convenient to receive results at urgent care.
Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado is ready to help and treat your child 365 days a year! If you have any questions, please contact us!